Jane Gilmore - FixedIt! is creating fixed headlines about men's violence against women and children
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Invisible murderers and blameable victims - one fix every week or two here, the rest at JaneGilmore.com
Why don’t men who murder women make headlines? Because all too often the focus is the victim - her choices, her actions, her life.

Why do rape victims make headlines but rapists don’t? Same reason. It’s the victim who goes through trial by media, not the rapist.

Why are children described in the media as "having sex" or worse, being in "a sexual relationship" with an adult? Children, by definition, cannot have sex with adults. It's not sex, it's rape, it's sexual abuse, it's any other term that accurately describes a crime.

No one who has been raped or murdered has ever said anything, worn anything, done anything to cause the crime someone chose to commit against them. There is only one thing that causes rape or murder and that is the decision to commit rape or murder. Nothing else.

Journalists and editors have a responsibility to the truth. Headlines that blame victims for the violence enacted against them is not journalism, it’s deception.

I’ve spent years fixing these headlines. And I still see them come up, every single day. It has to stop. It’s a constant, insidious reinforcement of the myths that blame women and children for the violence men commit against them.

The FixedIt project has taken on a life of its own and I believe it is important. I started it because victim blaming headlines are unbearably disgusting and dangerous.

But it takes time. And that means money. I see too many of them go by and I don’t have time to fix them because landlords don’t accept outrage in lieu of rent.

If you can help me have more time to give to this project, I will do more with it. Daily updates. International publications. More public speaking. Finish the FixedIt book. More focus, more energy, more time on holding the media to account for the things they do.

Thank you for supporting this. Thank you for knowing how important it is to change the way men’s violence against women, children and other men is reported and understood.

Thank you for helping me make some contribution to changing it.

You can see the all the FixedIt posts on my website: janegilmore.com
Rewards
Instant alerts for every FixedIt
$1 or more per month
  • Email alert for every FixedIt that goes out, with a link to the publication so you can let them know you've seen them blame victims and erase perpetrators. 
More FixedIt posts!
$10 or more per month
  • Time to go international!
  • I'll include at least one post every week from publications outside Australia
Go on the mailing list for early release of the FixedIt book
$20 or more per month
  • The FixedIt book will be out next year!
  • You'll be on the mailing list for the release so you can make sure you get tickets to the launch, get your copy signed and I'll have the chance to thank you in person for your support
Free copy of the FixedIt Book
$50 or more per month
  • The FixedIt book will be out next year. $50 a month is a lot and it will make all the difference in me being able to finish the book so you should see what you helped me create. 
Goals
154 of 200 patrons
At least one post every day and widen the search to cover publications all over the world.
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Invisible murderers and blameable victims - one fix every week or two here, the rest at JaneGilmore.com
Why don’t men who murder women make headlines? Because all too often the focus is the victim - her choices, her actions, her life.

Why do rape victims make headlines but rapists don’t? Same reason. It’s the victim who goes through trial by media, not the rapist.

Why are children described in the media as "having sex" or worse, being in "a sexual relationship" with an adult? Children, by definition, cannot have sex with adults. It's not sex, it's rape, it's sexual abuse, it's any other term that accurately describes a crime.

No one who has been raped or murdered has ever said anything, worn anything, done anything to cause the crime someone chose to commit against them. There is only one thing that causes rape or murder and that is the decision to commit rape or murder. Nothing else.

Journalists and editors have a responsibility to the truth. Headlines that blame victims for the violence enacted against them is not journalism, it’s deception.

I’ve spent years fixing these headlines. And I still see them come up, every single day. It has to stop. It’s a constant, insidious reinforcement of the myths that blame women and children for the violence men commit against them.

The FixedIt project has taken on a life of its own and I believe it is important. I started it because victim blaming headlines are unbearably disgusting and dangerous.

But it takes time. And that means money. I see too many of them go by and I don’t have time to fix them because landlords don’t accept outrage in lieu of rent.

If you can help me have more time to give to this project, I will do more with it. Daily updates. International publications. More public speaking. Finish the FixedIt book. More focus, more energy, more time on holding the media to account for the things they do.

Thank you for supporting this. Thank you for knowing how important it is to change the way men’s violence against women, children and other men is reported and understood.

Thank you for helping me make some contribution to changing it.

You can see the all the FixedIt posts on my website: janegilmore.com

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Rewards
Instant alerts for every FixedIt
$1 or more per month
  • Email alert for every FixedIt that goes out, with a link to the publication so you can let them know you've seen them blame victims and erase perpetrators. 
More FixedIt posts!
$10 or more per month
  • Time to go international!
  • I'll include at least one post every week from publications outside Australia
Go on the mailing list for early release of the FixedIt book
$20 or more per month
  • The FixedIt book will be out next year!
  • You'll be on the mailing list for the release so you can make sure you get tickets to the launch, get your copy signed and I'll have the chance to thank you in person for your support
Free copy of the FixedIt Book
$50 or more per month
  • The FixedIt book will be out next year. $50 a month is a lot and it will make all the difference in me being able to finish the book so you should see what you helped me create.